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Awesomenauts developer turns to Kickstarter to fund expansion

Ronimo Games, the studio behind the 2D battle arena game Awesomenauts, launched a Kickstarter campaign today to raise funds for a game expansion — Awesomenauts: Starstorm. The developer is hoping to raise $125,000 to add more characters, game modes and features to Awesomenauts — features that cannot be added to Awesomenauts in its current form. "We have done all that can be done within the current confinements of the game," the studio wrote on its Kickstarter page. "In order to truly bring Awesomenauts to the next level, we would like to add features that require much more time and effort than we have currently allocated for it. "You, our community, have already been so involved in the shaping of Awesomenauts into what it is today, and now you can help us take it to the next step....

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Awesomenauts coming to PS4

Ronimo Games' 2D multiplayer online battle arena Awesomenauts is coming to PlayStation 4, the studio announced today. Ronimo will be at Gamescom on Aug. 21 to show off the PS4 version of Awesomenauts. According to a press statement, the company also hopes it will be able to share a "very different but similar sized announcement" sometime early next week. A post on the game's Facebook page states the PS4 port was developed in conjunction with Abstraction Games. Awesomenauts on PS4 will include all features from the extended PC version, as well as "tons of fixes to both code and gameplay," an additional map, twice the number of characters and DLC skins allowing players to customize the look of their character. Awesomenauts launched on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in May...

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Humble Indie Bundle 8 includes Hotline Miami, Dear Esther, Proteus and more

The latest Humble Bundle packs seven impressive indie titles — Hotline Miami, Awesomenauts, Dear Esther, Proteus, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone and Little Inferno — into one pay-what-you want package for Windows, Mac and Linux. Humble Indie Bundle 8 also includes six soundtracks, featuring the music of each PC game included in the bundle, save for Hotline Miami. Two of the featured games, Hotline Miami and Proteus, are available only to those who pay more than the average purchase price for the package. Currently, the average is hovering around $5.66. The seven games included in Humble Indie Bundle 8 are cross-platform and DRM-free. As with previous bundles, Humble Bundle purchasers who spend more than $1 for the games will receive Steam keys for each of the games. And, like previous...

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Cello Fortress trailer shows off how to control the game through music

A new trailer for the cello-based multiplayer title Cello Fortress offers a clearer look at how real-world instrumentation is used to control elements in the game. The game was first officially revealed in January by game designer Joost van Dongen, who is best known as co-founder of Awesomenauts studio Ronimo Games, following a tour of the game at live events. As described in the video, up to four players can compete against a live cellist who uses the instrument to combat his opponents. Slow, high notes played on the cello will activate long-range cannons, slow chords activate homing missiles, dissonant chords activate flame throwers, fast, high notes activate machine guns, while fast chords activate double machine guns. "Special melodies" will obliterate one half of the screen,...

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Cello Fortress uses real-world instrumentation to play in this twin-stick shooter

Game designer Joost van Dongen has combined a multiplayer-based twin-stick shooter with real-world instrumentation in a new experimental game called Cello Fortress. The game, which Dongen is currently touring at live events across the Netherlands, requires a cellist to use the real-world instrument to trigger attacks in the game while combating four other players with standard Xbox controllers. The cellist triggers gunfire by playing notes quickly, while low notes activate mines. "Cello Fortress is a really weird and unique game," said van Dongen in a statement. "But for me, it makes a lot of sense: playing cello has been a hobby of mine for ages, and I am a professional game developer. I like to make weird, unique things. How could these ingredients not combine into a game?" Dongen,...

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Ronimo Games reveals 12th Awesomenaut, Vinnie and Spike

Awesomenauts developer Ronimo Games chose today, Dec. 12, 2012, to reveal the MOBA's 12th character: the fearsome tandem of Vinnie and Spike. While Awesomenauts has an '80s pop aesthetic, Vinnie is a gangster straight out of the Roaring Twenties whose voice was provided by YouTube commentator TotalBiscuit. Vinnie rides Spike, a pufferfish that uses its fins to float upward. Spike can also drop smoke bombs to confuse enemies. According to Ronimo, Vinnie and Spike will be available next week. In the meantime, you can check out a trailer starring the new duo above.

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Awesomenauts launches on Mac, available at 25 percent discount on Steam

Ronimo Games' multiplayer online battle arena title, Awesomenauts, is now available on Mac OS X in addition to Windows, the studio announced today. According to Ronimo, the Mac version includes all the content the Windows version has, and it will receive the same future updates as the PC version. Awesomenauts also supports multiplayer gaming across PC and Mac. Since it's a controller-friendly game, Awesomenauts is available for $7.49 — 25 percent off — as part of the Steam sale marking the public launch of Big Picture mode. Ronimo created a trailer for the Mac launch featuring the game's '80s-tastic theme song; check it out above. Awesomenauts originally launched on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this past May, and became available on Windows PCs in August.

Awesomenauts Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2012-05-02
    • Publisher DTP Entertainment
    • Developer Ronimo Games
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2012-05-02
    • Publisher DTP Entertainment
    • Developer Ronimo Games
  • Windows
    • Released 2012-08-01
    • Publisher Ronimo Games
    • Developer Ronimo Games
  • Mac
    • Released 2012-12-06
    • Publisher Ronimo Games
    • Developer Ronimo Games
  • Linux
    • Publisher Ronimo Games
    • Developer Ronimo Games
  • PlayStation 4
    • Developer Ronimo Games
  • Xbox One
    • Developer Ronimo Games
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